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However, even without mathematics, by thinking in terms of attractor surfaces in

three dimensions, we can get some notions about the types of stability which may

be exhibited by systems in which there are many more than three

However, even without mathematics, by thinking in terms of attractor surfaces in

three dimensions, we can get some notions about the types of stability which may

be exhibited by systems in which there are many more than three

**variables**...Page 207

Or, if they contain time-dependent

happens at some future time. These are called predictive models. Manipulation of

the

Or, if they contain time-dependent

**variables**, they may be used to predict whathappens at some future time. These are called predictive models. Manipulation of

the

**variables**in a model, or simulation, is intended to provide answers to the ...Page 227

The MIT study chose five main

resources, pollution and capital investment in agriculture. Each of these is

subdivided again into a lower level of active factors; such as, for population, birth-

rates ...

The MIT study chose five main

**variables**: population, capital expenditure, naturalresources, pollution and capital investment in agriculture. Each of these is

subdivided again into a lower level of active factors; such as, for population, birth-

rates ...

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